Join Our Team
We are always looking for talented people to join our team. We currently have one position available:
Director of Innovation & Engagement
Long Beach, Calif.
Reporting to the Vice President of Innovations and working with the Foundation’s program and communications staff, the Director will conceive and build partnerships with leading designers and entrepreneurs to fund and support the development of new products and services for older adults and their families.
Drawing on expertise in social innovation, public activation, and/or movement building, s/he will establish creative engagement strategies for designers, entrepreneurs, the media, and related communities. S/he will also identify opportunities for using corporate partnerships to expand reach and impact of campaigns and programs, and develop methods for executing these, including coalition building and customer and employee engagement tactics. The Director will also build relationships with other relevant stakeholders, including collaborators from academia and nonprofits. Apply now.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Play a key role in designing and launching the Foundation’s venture acceleration initiatives.
Develop, implement, and evaluate the Foundation’s efforts to engage a variety of communities — including entrepreneurs, designers, media, policymakers, and the public at large – through effective social media, earned coverage, events, and speaking engagements.
Establish and manage new business partnerships with top-tier corporations, investment firms, creative agencies, and leading nonprofit organizations.
Identify key decision-makers and supporters within prospective partner organizations and manage relationships through strong communications and project management.
Build and manage programs to support entrepreneurs and other creative talent working to invent new products and services to better serve the needs of older adults, their families, and communities.
Help conceive and implement a new playbook for combining the respective strengths of philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and culture strategy to strengthen the lives of older Americans.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILIITES:
–Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience
–8-10 years of work experience in strategy, innovation, and/or program management within consulting, agency, corporate, and/or philanthropic roles
–Deep experience bringing new brands to market and growing constituents (customers, users, audience, etc.)
–Experience with corporate partnerships and/or brand partnership programs, either from nonprofit or corporate side
–Experience in aging, health, disability, and/or long-term care policy highly desirable
–Experience as an entrepreneur, or among the first hires at an early stage startup, is a strong plus
–Experience in planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating strategic communication and media campaigns
–Ability and desire to work as a member of a small and highly interdependent team
–Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to build and facilitate good working relationships with staff at all levels in the foundation and external stakeholders
–Exceptional writing, editing, and presentation skills with strong attention to detail and focused on an audience-centered approach
–Demonstrated ability to establish strategy, develop work plans, multi-task, and deliver quality work on time and within budgetary guidelines
–Strong sense of priorities and objectives and a conscientious approach to problem identification and resolution
–A competitive compensation and benefits program
–Merit-based annual employee bonus program
–Generous paid-time-off (PTO)
–Ten paid holidays per year
–403(b) Savings Plan with employer contribution
–A work-life balance and much more!
We’re always looking for talented people to join our team! Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply now at https://www.thescanfoundation.org/about/careers/
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